Do you have a hipster-techie in your life? I do. My husband. Not only is he incredibly tech savvy, but he's also cool, so he's up on the latest trends before I am. This is great 99% of the time, except when trying to surprise him with a gift. If you have a hipster-techie in your life, check out the 2011 Green Gift Guide for the Techie, complete with cutting edge design, cool style, and sustainability. And may the force be with you this gift giving season.
1 2011 Green Gift Guide for the Techie
2 Refurbished MacBook Air, $699 from Apple: A refurbished computer can be a grand, big-budget gift, but it can also be a wonderful group gift, especially for a budding techie (young or old). Recycling/refurbishing programs keep computers out of landfills while providing more economically reasonable entre into high-quality technology. Apple offers certification and a 1-yr. warranty for their refurbished products as well.
3 Eco-friendly web hosting package, $4.95/mo from Greengeeks.com: Greengeeks is an eco-friendly web host that purchases carbon offsets to promote the use of wind energy, saving carbon emissions while providing unlimited bandwidth to users. A great gift for someone who is looking to start a website or blog.
4 Biodegradable iPhone case, $19.99 - $34.99 from Innovez: Made from EcoPure, a transparent biodegradable material. Great for the iPhone aficionado in your life.
5 Noise cancelling headphones with microphone, $49.99 from Vers: Elegant headphones handcrafted in the U.S. from sustainable hardwood or bamboo.
6 Neogreene Eco-friendly Akepa Laptop Sleeve, $39.95 for 15.4" size laptop from GreenSmart: Made from a water-based material and recycled plastic bottles, the Neogreene sleeve achieves the feel and durability of neoprene sleeves without the VOCs and toxic solvents. Comes in 5 bold colors and various sizes.
7 Donate to One Laptop Per Child in someone's nam